Suzanne Chun Oakland
Suzanne Chun Oakland, a member of the Democratic Party, has represented the 13th Senatorial District in the Hawaii State Senate of the Hawaii State Legislature since 1996. The thirteenth senatorial district which Senator Chun Oakland represents includes the Sand Island, Dowsett Highlands, Pauoa, Pacific Heights, Nuuanu, Puunui and Liliha areas of Honolulu on the island of Oahu, Hawaii.
Sen. Chun Oakland is an honor graduate of McKinley High School and has a BA degree in Communications and Psychology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Chun Oakland is married and has three children.
2006 general election results
- (D) CHUN OAKLAND, Suzanne N.J. 10,092 73.1%
- (R) SMITH, Paul E. 3,116 22.6%
Previous political experience:
- State Representative for House District 27, 1990-1996.
- Research Assistant and Office Manager to City Council Member Gary Gill, 1987 to 1990.
- Community Services Specialist to the Hawaii State Senate under Senator Anthony Chang, 1984.
Member of the following Senate committees:
- Hawaii State Capitol, Room 226
- 415 South Beretania Street
- Honolulu, HI 96813
- phone 808-586-6130
- fax 808-586-6131
- e-mail senchunoakland@Capitol.hawaii.gov
- Suzanne Chun Oakland (Hawaii State Legislature)
- 1999-2000 Legislature Environmental SCORECARD - 50% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
- 2001-2002 Legislature Environmental SCORECARD - 75% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
- 2003-2004 Legislature Environmental SCORECARD - 85% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
- 2005-2006 Legislature Environmental SCORECARD - 79% (Sierra Club of Hawaii)
- Senate to Bronster: Thumbs Down (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4-28-99)
- Foes use scare tactics against dog-meat bill (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2-20-05)
- Unpaid fines cost Hawaii millions -- A state senator wants to crack down on warrants not served because of staffing By Richard Borreca (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 2-6-05)
- Made-in-Hawaii market advances -- The Kakaako site would showcase island art and culture By Tara Godvin (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 3-28-05)
- Revamping, extra funds for Healthy Start urged -- The abuse prevention program faces a $5 million budget cut By Helen Altonn (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4-22-05)
- Tax credit aims to foster care planning -- The plan offers credit for buying long-term care insurance policies By B.J. Reyes (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 4-26-05)
- HMA honors Cadman as Physician of the Year (Honolulu Star-Bulletin, 10-9-05)
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